Age Of Empires Town Center

A two part series on how I build the town center building from Age Of Empires.

Age Of Empires Town Center

I got into building terrain and dioramas to make this building. That was about 2 years ago, in the middle of the pandemic. Unfortunately, at that time, I didn’t have the skills, tools, and materials to do this building. I’m pretty happy with the results, but there are a few things that I would have done differently.

It took between 20 and 24 hours of effective work to build this diorama and I had over 16h of video footage (alomost 500GB of 4K videos).

I hope you enjoy it and, if you feel like building your own, share your results with me.

If you’re interested in buying the crates and barrels that I used as props, they’re available in my Etsy Store.



Materials checklist*

  1. “Pink” foam
  2. Foam cutter
  3. Acrylic paint (medium gray, slate gray, green, brown, black, white and, optional, red)
  4. Fine turf
  5. Coarse turf
  6. Brushes
  7. Glue
  8. Hobby knife
  9. A few toothpicks
  10. An old kitchen sponge

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Part 1

Part 2

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